This Day in Showbiz History… October 5


Oscar-winner Kate Winslet (pictured) turns 47 today while actor Jesse Eisenberg turns 36 and the Aussie star of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Guy Pearce, turns 55.

Actor Daniel Baldwin turns 62 today, Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof turns 71 and award-winning, Durban-based actor Bryan Hiles turns 45. Comedian Roger Dangerfield died on this day in 2004.

The film The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston and Yul  Brynner, opened in America on this day in 1956.

Topping the South African singles chart on this day in 1980 was Can’t Stop The Music by Village People. It spent three weeks at No 1. Just saying…